Croatia by Daniel Šuljić

Daniel Šuljić, filmmaker and artistic director of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest  Zagreb, explores the contemporary Croatian animation scene.

Croatia: 2017 Animation Data

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Information on 2017 Croatian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Croatia.

Official name of country:

Republic of Croatia

Population:

4.3 million

Gross domestic product (GDP):

48.3 million €

        FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

Official name:

Address:

Webpage:

Chief executive:

Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Nova Ves 18

www.havc.hr

Daniel Rafaelić

Public funding available in €:

6,849,083.79

Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

8.5% (development and production)

Average production budget in €:

2016: 281,628 € (including minority co-productions) or 448,802 € (without minority co-productions)

- For short animated film:

2016: 33,841 € (including minority co-productions) or 35,848 €(without minority co-productions)

- For feature animated film:

The Criquet and the Antoinnette: received an approximate figure of 526,316 €; however it was never made (year of reference: 2012)

- For episode of animated TV series:

N/A

Tax incentives:

Yes

Tax incentives percentage:

20%

Regional funds for animation:

No

Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

Yes

NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

Official name:

Address:

Webpage:

Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

HRT/Croatian Radio Television

Prisavlje 3

www.hrt.hr

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

N/A

Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

N/A

Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

N/A

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

4.29 million (147,705 Croatian films)

Number of screens:

154 screens (140 digital screens)

Average ticket price in €:

3.8 €

Internet penetration rate:

74.20%

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Number of feature animated films produced in the past 10 years:

2

CAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Centre) is one of rare public funds in the region that provides minority support for short films (including animation).

Addiotionally, the support for script development and project development is also available for animation projects.

- Number of 100% national films:

1

- Number of minority co-productions:

1

- Number of majority co-productions:

1

Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

56

- Number of 100% national films:

47

- Number of minority co-productions:

9

- Number of majority co-productions:

47

Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

13 TV series episodes were supported for their development 

EDUCATION

Number of animation schools:

Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, Department of Animation and New Media

Number of animation companies:

31 (some are more active than others. Some production companies registered for animation, thus, here are taken into consideration)

Association of animated film:

 

N/A

ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

Number of animation film festivals:

Animafest Zagreb

Festival webpages:

www.animfest.hr

TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

 

Croatia is famous for its tradition in animation related to Zagreb school of animated films- an animation film studio located in Zagreb (in 1956), Croatia and is a part of the Zagreb Film company.

The first major success was a Grand Prix award in Venice for the animated short Samac (Lonely guy) by Vatroslav Mimica, and their greatest work so far is an Oscar-winning animated short Surogat by Dušan Vukotić in 1962.

The new generation of animators specializes in computer animated films, yet their style is as innovative and groundbreaking as that of their illustrious predecessors. Simon Bogojević Narath (Morana - Annecy competition, Flower of Battle - Balkanima official selection)  and Veljko Popović (She who measures - FIPRESCI award in Annecy 2008, May Way - Cartoon East Award 2010, Götteborg,  Dove Sei Amore Mio - Clermont Ferrand offical competition 2011, Planemo un 2016), two highly influential figures in this new wave of Croatian animation explore new approaches to animation. In addition, it is important to highlight some other names: Michaela Müller (Miramare - Sarajevo FF 2009, Animateka), Matija Pisačić, Marko Meštrović (No Sleep Won't Kill You - Annecy 2010 -official competition, Sarajevo FF, Ottawa), Marko Dješka, Draško Ivezić, Daniel Šuljić. Among many it is important to highlight screenings, official selections at Animafest Zagreb and Animateka, supported by MEDIA.

The most recent success story - 2017 (Croatian minority co-production) - Hedhogehog's Home coproduced between Canada and Croatia (Bonobo Studio) directed by Eva Cvijanović and being selected at Generation Next - this year's Berlinale.

 

 

Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Croatia

 

 

Czech Republic (Czechia): 2017 Animation Data

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Information on 2017 Czech animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Czechia.

Official name of country:

Czechia (Czech Republic)

Population:

10.5 million

Gross domestic product (GDP):

18,266 USD

FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

Official name:

Address:

Webpage:

Státní fond kinematografie/State Cinematography Fund

Veletržní palác, Dukelských hrdinů 47, 170 00 Praha 7, CZ

www.fondkinematografie.cz

Chief executive:

Helena Bezděk Fraňková

Public funding available in €:

14,538,500

Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

1,827,000

Average production budget in €:

 

- For short animated film:

- For feature animated film:

- For episode of animated TV series:

34,200

1,926,000

103,000

Tax incentives:

Yes

Tax incentives percentage:

20%

Regional funds for animation:

No

Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

Yes

NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

Official name:

Address:

Webpage:

Česká televize/Czech Television

Kavčí hory, 140 70 Praha 4, CZ

www.czech-tv.cz

Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

Barbara Johnson

Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

0

N/A

Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

1,964

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

15,621,923

Number of screens:

470

Average ticket price in €:

5

Internet penetration rate:

88.40%

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Number of feature animated films produced in the past 6 years:

10

- Number of 100% national films:

5

- Number of minority co-productions:

0

- Number of majority co-productions:

5

Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

approximately 30

- Number of 100% national films:

28

- Number of minority co-productions:

1

- Number of majority co-productions:

1

Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

308

EDUCATION

Number of animation schools:

7

Number of animation companies:

12

Association of animated film:

- Official name:

- Webpage:

- Chief executive:

Association of Czech Animation (ASAF)

www.asaf.cz

Michal Podhradský

ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

Number of animation film festivals:

3

Festival webpages:

www.anifilm.cz

www.pifpaf.cz

www.animanie.cz

TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

Czech animation has been a tradition for almost 100 years.

It began in 1920s and its golden era dates between 1950s and 1980s.

Czech animators include Jiří Trnka, Hermína Týrlová, Karel Zeman, Břetislav Pojan, Jan Švankmajer, Jiří Barta, Pavel Koutský, Aurel Klimt, Michaela Pavlátová, Mária Procházková or Martin Duda.

Czech animators have employed cutout animation, puppet animation, clay animation and only in the last years also 3D animation.

Recent successes are the international distribution and awards (Chicago IFF) of the feature film The Oddsockeaters by Galina Miklínová or the Cinekid award and MIFA Annecy participation of the short film Fruits of Clouds by Kateřina Karhánková.

Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Czechia

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Estonia: 2017 Animation Data

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Information on 2017 Estonian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Estonia.

Official name of country:

Estonia

Population:

1.3 million

Gross domestic product (GDP):

15.9 million € (2016)

        FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

Official name:

Estonian Film Institute

Address:

Uus 3, Tallinn, 10111

Webpage:

www.filmi.ee

Chief executive:

Edith Sepp

Public funding available in €:

9,217,453 € (EFI support)

Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

N/A

Average production budget in €:

 

- For short animated film:

200,000 €

- For feature animated film:

3.2 million €

- For episode of animated TV series:

N/A

Tax incentives:

Yes

Tax incentives percentage:

N/A

Regional funds for animation:

No

Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

Yes

NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

Official name:

ERR

Address:

Gonsiori 27, Tallinn

Webpage:

www.err.ee

Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

Marje Jurtshenko

Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

No special budget for that

Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

No special budget for that

Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

ERR is not producing animation

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

3,290,750

Number of screens:

87

Average ticket price in €:

5.37 million €

Internet penetration rate:

N/A

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Number of feature animated films produced in the past 10 years:

2012-2016: 40 feature films

- Number of 100% national films:

5 (2016)

- Number of minority co-productions:

3

- Number of majority co-productions:

3

Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

20 (2015-2017)

- Number of 100% national films:

N/A

- Number of minority co-productions:

N/A

- Number of majority co-productions:

N/A

Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

N/A

EDUCATION

Number of animation schools:

1

Number of animation companies:

12

Association of animated film:

 

- Official name:

Estonian Animation Union

- Webpage:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Chief executive:

Rao Heidmets

ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

Number of animation film festivals:

PÖFF shorts

Festival webpages:

www.poff.ee

TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

N/A

 

Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Estonia

 

 

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